SRSG meets with delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to discuss progress in ending violence against children
New York, 2 November 2016 – SRSG Santos Pais met with a delegation from the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to exchange information on their respective priorities and to identify opportunities for enhancing collaboration.
“I warmly welcome the decision of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the OIC to identify violence against children as an important strand in its work. This builds upon previous work undertaken by the OIC to encourage and support its Member States in harmonising law, policy and practice with international children’s rights standards. The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission’s activities in this area are a crucial contribution to consolidating progress in protecting children from violence and I look forward to joining hands with the Commission in this regard, and strengthening the collaboration between my mandate and the OIC.”